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Diabetes Management & Education (PG Dip)
The IMU Diabetes Management and Education programme provides training at the postgraduate diploma level to healthcare providers who provide diabetes care. This programme is the highest qualification of its kind in South East Asia and modelled against international curriculum. The Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Management and Education is a taught course with an inclusive, innovative, and flexible curriculum designed to fit into the working adult lifestyle and impart competencies to grow a career for the future diabetes care workplace. The programme caters for a broad range of healthcare professionals including nurses, assistant medical officers, dietitians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, podiatrists, and medical practitioners who are interested in improving diabetes care. Teaching and learning is delivered and supervised by highly qualified and experienced local and international specialists from the multidisciplinary areas of diabetes care, and extends beyond the provision of education to include theory, research, and the educator role into professional practice to generate individualised self-management solutions for people with diabetes. Students can choose to complete all 6 modules of the programme, within 1 year as a full-time student or within a maximum period of 3 years as a part-time student.
A 20% reduction of tuition fees for members of Malaysian Dietitians’ Association (MDA), Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS), Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society (MDES), Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS), Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), Chain Pharmacies and Groups from Hospitals.
|Months||March to June||July to October||November to February|
|Management of Diabetes and
|Care of Special Groups (4 credits)||Research Methodology 1 (4 credits)|
|Diabetes Self- Management Education in Psychosocial Context
|Teaching and Learning in Diabetes Care
|Research Methodology 2 (6 Credits)|
Commencement of the programme will determine the sequence of modules taken for the three semesters.
Option I. Full-time
Students who take the programme on a full-time basis will finish the programme over three semesters within a period of 12 months or 1 year.
Option II. Part-time
Students who take the programme on a part-time basis have the option to finish the programme over a maximum period of 36 months or 3 years.
Teaching and Learning Activities
Blended learning that combines onsite learning activities at the university, offsite placement at the student’s place of work, online learning, and independent assignments
Registered Nurse / Assistant Medical Officer / Dietitian / Pharmacist / Physiotherapist / Clinical Psychologist / Podiatrist / Medical Practitioner with a Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline and a minimum CGPA of 2.50*
Registered (if appropriate) with Nursing / Assistant Medical Officer / Pharmacy / Medical Practitioner Board of Malaysia or country of origin or its equivalent
Minimum 2 years of working experience in their professions
* If bachelor’s degree in related discipline is a CGPA of less than 2.50, a minimum of 2 years working experience in a related field of diabetes management and education is required.
English Requirements for International Students
- IELTS : Band score 5.0; or
- TOEFL (PBT) : Overall score of 410-413; or
- TOEFL (iBT) : Overall score of 34; or
- Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 160; or
- Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 180; or
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 36;
The following categories of students are exempted from the above requirements:
- International students from countries in which English is the first language.
- International students who graduated from any Malaysian or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English.
APPLICATION & REGISTRATION FEES
|Malaysian Student (RM)|
|Refundable Caution Deposit||2,000|
|Student Association Fee per Semester–||40|
- All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 25% bursary.
- A 20% reduction of tuition fees for members of Malaysian Dietitians’ Association (MDA), Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society (MPS), Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society (MDES), Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS), Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), Chain Pharmacies and Groups from Hospitals.
- Application fee is payable upon submission of application.
- Registration fee and refundable caution deposit is payable upon acceptance of the offer letter issued by the IMU Admissions Office.
- Students must adhere to the “Policy on Payment of Fees”.
- For information on Student Visa Application fee, please check the “Visas & Immigration“.
- All fees quoted are in Ringgit Malaysia unless stated otherwise.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This course will enhance your knowledge and skills in managing people with diabetes. You will obtain an in-depth understanding of diabetes, build your clinical competencies and be able to integrate the theory and research of diabetes management into clinical practice. This programme is currently the highest qualification available in South East Asia.
You can take this programme if you possess a Bachelor’s degree and are either a Registered Nurse, Assistant Medical Officer, Dietitian, Pharmacist, Physiotherapist, Clinical Psychologist, Podiatrist or a Medical Practitioner. You will require at least 2 years’ experience working with people with diabetes.
The entry criteria for this programme is to possess a Bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years working experience in any settings in these professions – Nursing, Assistant Medical Officer, Dietetics, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Podiatry or a Medical Practice.
If you register as a full-time student, you complete the course in 1 year. You may also enrol as a part-time student and complete the course within 3 years. We use a blended learning approach with online self-study, face to face learning and clinical work assignments at your own workplace.
The programme commences in March and July for both full-time and part-time students. The programme consists of 6 modules delivered on a modular basis over 3 semesters. Commencement of the programme will determine the sequence of modules taken for the three semesters.
Click here for more information on the modules offered.
A multidisciplinary team of faculty teach into this programme. The faculty come from various healthcare professions that are directly involved in the diabetes management including:
- Family medicine
- Sports medicine
- Obstetrics and gynaecology
- Nursing and diabetes education
- Clinical psychology
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
For more details of teaching staff: Click Here
This programme has been designed with the working healthcare professional in mind. Our teaching methods are based on ‘andragogy’ – an adult-focused teaching approach. This means that the teaching methods used in this programme allows you to
- self-direct and evaluate your learning
- explore a subject matter in the context of your practice to solve problems that you regularly encounter when managing patients
- use online collaboration tools to challenge yourself with new learning opportunities
- enhance clinical skill-sets and acquire practical knowledge
The teaching methods used in this programme are:
- On-campus Activities: Seminar, interactive lecture, workshop, practical, tutorial, Problem Based Learning (PBL), oral presentation
- Blended Learning: e-Forum, online lecture, e-PBL, guided reading, quiz
- Work-based clinical assignments
This programme offers flexibility to complement the working adult lifestyle. We use a blended learning model that incorporates online learning, clinical assignments at the student’s place of work, and you will be required to attend 2 weeks of teaching sessions at the university campus throughout your studies.
Our assessment methods are based on ‘andragogy’ – an adult-focused teaching approach. This means that you will be assessed using methods that are related to your learning in the context of practice.
Your assessment is 100% in-course. In-Course Assessments may be divided into various categories such as workshop, practical, forum, oral presentation, Problem Based Learning (PBL), quiz, written assignment, case study report, reflective log, mini video, and any other assessment modalities identified in the individual Module Guides.
As part of the programme requirements, you will need 2 weeks of exposure with patients who have diabetes. This exposure involves the assessment of patient self-care learning needs, implementation of diabetes education session, and evaluation of the effectiveness of these sessions. If your current workplace meets this requirement, you can do this at your current workplace.
This programme has obtained provisional accreditation by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) of the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. The curriculum is modelled after the international diabetes education curriculum guidelines to ensure graduates are able to provide personalised education, support and solutions for people with diabetes and their caregivers. The graduates of this programme will also be able to help the community they engage with through the coordination and
advocacy of diabetes care. This programme also equips its graduates with the ability to independently seek new knowledge and skills to continuously improve diabetes care delivery.
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Interested in applying for one of our programmes?
You will need to prepare the following documents for your application:
- Verified copies of your academic qualifications
- Evidence of English language proficiency
- A copy of your MyKad or the identification page of your passport
These supporting documents needs to be attached electronically to your application. Please note that all of our programmes require payment of a non-refundable application fee after the application has been submitted. Application will only be processed once the payment for application fee has been made. We wish you all the best with your application, and hope we will be welcoming you into one of our programmes soon!
Why Study Diabetes Management and Education at IMU?
Among the Highest Qualification for Diabetes Management and Education in Southeast Asia.
Flexible Blended Learning Model
Inclusive Curriculum for Multidisciplinary Learning
Innovative Curriculum for Career Advancement
Taught by Renowned Faculty in Diabetes
“The mission of the IMU Diabetes Management and Education programme is to produce competent diabetes educators with a level of expertise to positively impact the health of people with diabetes while progressing in their career and professional lives. In fulfi lling this mission, the IMU Diabetes Management and Education Programme has been designed to develop graduates who are able to provide personalised education, support and solutions for people with diabetes and their caregivers. The graduates of this programme will also be able to help the community they engage with through the coordination and advocacy of diabetes care. This programme also equips its graduates with the ability to independently seek new knowledge and skills to continuously improve diabetes care delivery.”
DR LEE CHING LI
BSc (Hons) Dietetics (Malaysia), MSc Community Nutrition (Malaysia), PhD Medical and Health Sciences (Malaysia)